Frequent question: Is there a ferry from Kelowna to Vancouver?

How long does it take to get to Vancouver Island by ferry?

The ferry crossings between Vancouver (Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay) and Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo) take 90 minutes to two hours, depending on which route you take.

Where do you catch the ferry in Vancouver?

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Ferries

There are two BC Ferries terminals in the Lower Mainland – one at Tsawwassen and the other at Horseshoe Bay. Ferry departures are usually once every two hours from 7 am or so until about 9 pm, but hourly in the summer.

How do you get to Vancouver Island?

Flying is by far the quickest as well as the most convenient way to travel to Vancouver Island. There are a number of airline providers available that service Nanaimo Airport, Victoria International Airport, as well as neighboring cities such as Campbell River, Port Hardy and Courtenay/Comox.

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Do I need to reserve ferry from Vancouver to Victoria?

Do I need to reserve the ferries and if not what time should I turn up? You don’t have to reserve. Reservations are really for people on a tight schedule who can’t afford the waiting time.

How long is the ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay?

How long is that ferry ride? Sailing time from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal to the Sunshine Coast is about 40 minutes but that doesn’t include the roughly a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay. On regular days, plan on being at the terminal 30 minutes before your sailing.

How long is the ferry ride between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo?

BC Ferries Routes

Route Crossing Time Frequency
Horseshoe Bay – Bowen Island 20 minutes every hour
Horseshoe Bay – Langdale (to Sunshine Coast) 40 minutes every 2 hours
Horseshoe Bay – Duke Point (Nanaimo) 1 hr 35 min every 2.5 hours
Tsawwassen – Duke Point (Nanaimo) 2 hours every 2.5 hours

How much of the BC Ferry is reserved?

Increase reservation space: from 40-50% on average, to 95% of the vessel. Provide free reservations on all Saver and Prepaid fares.

Are reservations necessary for BC Ferries?

Booking in advance secures a spot for your vehicle on board your preferred sailing. Without a booking, vehicles are loaded in order of arrival at the terminal on the next available sailing. This may result in wait times at the departure terminal, especially during popular sailing times.

How many cars fit on a BC Ferry?

With a capacity for approximately 358 vehicles and 2,100 passengers and crew, you’re most likely to spot these sister ships sailing between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen.

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What is the cheapest way to get to Vancouver Island?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Island is to ferry and drive which costs $30 – $95 and takes 3h 53m. What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Island? The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $150 – $280 and takes 2h 9m.

Are there any grizzly bears on Vancouver Island?

But Vancouver Island still offers excellent brown bear habitat. There’s no reason it could not support a population of grizzlies today or in the future. There are many factors that would inhibit grizzlies from establishing a population on Vancouver Island, crossing a three-to 4.5 kilometer gap is one of them.

What is the best time of year to visit Vancouver Island?

The best times to visit Victoria and Vancouver Island are March to May and September to November. The region sees some of the country’s mildest weather and the driest summers, so while you might experience a light drizzle here and there, plan on comfortable temperatures in the spring and fall.

What days are seniors free on BC Ferries?

BC Seniors travel free on select routes1 Monday to Thursday2 with one of these valid IDs:

  • BC Services Card.
  • BC Driver’s Licence.
  • BC Identification Card.
  • Birth Certificate (proof of BC residency required)

How do I get from Vancouver to Victoria without a car?

From downtown Vancouver, take the SkyTrain’s Canada Line south to Bridgeport Station, then transfer to bus #620 to get to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, then board the ferry as a walk-on passenger. From the Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island, take bus #70 to downtown Victoria.

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Can you do a day trip from Vancouver to Victoria?

Yes, you can do Victoria (and Butchart Gardens) in a day. You can do a one day bus tour (check out They have a tour that takes you to Butcharts for 2 hours, then drops you off in downtown Victoria to explore on your own and your return is open.